WICHITA — A man who was arrested and then released in an accident that critically injured a bicyclist in Wichita last month is being held in a previous, separate traffic case.
Demauria Stephens, 29, of Wichita is being held in the Sedgwick County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond for a misdemeanor charge of driving while a habitual violator, court records show.
District Court records from 2008 and 2009 show Stephens having convictions for driving with a suspended license, driving without a license and no proof of insurance. In January, the state revoked his driver's license for three years.
The habitual violator charge against Stephens stems from a May 10 arrest.
On July 24, officers arrested Stephens following an accident on Central near Woodlawn — where police said a vehicle struck 68-year-old bicyclist Robert Hughes. Hughes suffered critical injuries.
After the accident, Stephens was booked into jail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and driving with a revoked license, then was released after a couple of days. It's not known whether he will be charged in that case.